Following the success of last weeks heritage apple tasting workshop Lomas's are running a free apple identification afternoon on Saturday 24th March
It is believed locally that a property in the vicinity of Hardings Road Wallington was the first commercial apple orchard in Victoria.
Wallington road had approximately 14 Orchards back in the 1940's and most of the fruits were sent to the AJC canning factory in Melbourne. As the number of orchards rose prices fell and several local orchards pulled their trees out and went into other crops. This slowly reduced orchards in Wallington and land was subdivided.
Lomas’s are the last orchard now.
This weekend Lomas's encourage anyone who has apple trees they can't identify to come along to their free ID day. Bring some fruit and a small branch if possible to help them identify varieties.
This is a copy of their current workshops for the winter months.
PROPOSED WORKSHOPS 2018
*Saturday 24th March – Free Apple ID and Problems
*Saturday May 26th Pruning Apricots
*Saturday 9th June Pruning stone fruits
*Saturday 23rd June Pruning stone fruits
*Saturday 7th July – Pruning and grafting
*Saturday 14th July – Pruning and grafting
Pests and Disease affecting fruit trees will be
held end of July depending on interest
*Saturday 28th July – espalier and grafting
*Saturday 4th August – pruning and grafting
COST $45 per Pruning and grafting workshops
To book your place in one of the above two hour workshops either message through facebook, email or Phone. Ph 0438 503993 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Workshops dates may be altered if inclement weather.
A Deposit is required to hold your place.